Doctor of Medicine, University Umea, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Stockholm, 1987.
Manager health, housing & social services, U. Umea (Sweden), 1970-1971; surgical training, Hospital, Ornskolosvik, Sweden, 1973-1978; consultant department surgery, Orebro (Sweden) Medical Center, 1979-1990; department chairman surgery, Orebro (Sweden) Medical Center, since 1990. Member steering committee Swedish Obesity Subjects Grand Research Project, since 1987.
Fellow Swedish Surgical Association. Member Swedish Association Study of Obesity (secretary since 1990).
Married Barbro Monika Kristin Vikstrom, June 2, 1948. Children: Johanna, Jakob, Viktor, Erik.